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  • Re: Lackluster Short Wedding Reception For A DW Dilemma

    MandyMost said:

    Basically, I just think it's a bit odd to offer your guests drinks at noon, and then expect them all to party with you at 5pm with no drinks. 
    Mimosas and Bloody Mary's are standard brunch offerings. I would indulge in a few mimosas during brunch, gamble for three hours and join up with the after party with no problems at all. 

    OP is providing champagne for the limo, which is a nice extra touch.

    charlotte989875
  • Re: Lackluster Short Wedding Reception For A DW Dilemma

    levioosa said:
    Sounds like a fun wedding. I see nothing wrong with your plan. You're having ceremony with reception immediately following - thank you for not putting your 2 hour photo shoot between the ceremony and reception. I would have no problems entertaining myself in Vegas for three hours. Your after  party sounds amazing.

    The one thing is that you shouldn't mention the 2 hour cocktails if you aren't paying for them. If your guests go to the bar, which they probably will, you should pretend not to notice. 
    I'm sure they will be well advertised at the front of the bar. Really though, the bottomless package is $15/person. I would find some way to pony up $300 so all of my guests could have drinks at the reception. That's a really reasonable price, especially for Vegas. 
    Wow, I had no idea. Fifteen dollars, plus tips, per person for what is essentially open bar is a great deal. You're right, there must be a way to cut out something that the guests won't notice, in favor of hosting the drinks.
    PrettyGirlLost
  • Re: Lackluster Short Wedding Reception For A DW Dilemma

    Sounds like a fun wedding. I see nothing wrong with your plan. You're having ceremony with reception immediately following - thank you for not putting your 2 hour photo shoot between the ceremony and reception. I would have no problems entertaining myself in Vegas for three hours. Your after  party sounds amazing.

    The one thing is that you shouldn't mention the 2 hour cocktails if you aren't paying for them. If your guests go to the bar, which they probably will, you should pretend not to notice. 
    InLoveInQueens
  • Re: Bridesmaid Drama


    The hardest thing for me isn't even that hse yelled at me. It's that she yelled at me, kept apologizing and asking why I wasn't forgiving her. Then another BM I had told about it (no details, just brief overview of how she was yelling at me) of mine sent me screen shots of her completely bashing me behind my back. So you are just apologizing with me so i'm not mad at you? but you're not even sorry? Mutual friend just told her she didn't want to get in the middle of us.... BM CONTINUED to send her texts. I told her not to send me those, but great to know she sent who knows how many texts to her, and maybe other friends about me and the details of why she yelled at me. 

    This is just something for you to think about. Is friend #2 the one who told MLM about your opinions of her new job? Even though #2 told MLM that she didn't want to be in the middle, she still continued to share her texts with you, until you told her to stop. Are these two friends jealous and competitive with each other? Yelling at you was way out of line, but I'm reading between the lines that this isn't the first time you and your friend have had it out with each other. Yet you remain in each other's lives. She must have some redeeming qualities.

    My mom has a frienemy. She and her best friend love/hate each other. When they are on the outs, which almost always involves a third party, mom misses her terribly. During the worst times of their lives, they have been there for each other, though. They have seen each other through serious illnesses and mental health issues, family losses and illnesses. They are in their 80s. I don't understand their behavior, but I know the drama works for them for some reason. I hope neither would ever cut the other out forever. You never know when you're going to need a friend.
    sparklepants41eileenrobshort+sassylnixon8MyNameIsNot
  • Re: How to honor single friends at your wedding?

    justsie